Washing Your Car

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by Dekap, Aug 14, 2002.

  1. Dekap

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    Okay, i have a question about when I wash my car...

    When washing your car, after rinsing it really well, when i then wash the car with a rag, should the rag i dip the water in have a little bit of soap? or anything of that sort... or is that stuff bad for the paint?

    Thanks,

    Trev
     
  2. GhostZ

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    Yes, wash the car with soap. Meguiars (sp?) is wonderful.

    But I wouldn't use a rag unless it's made of a terrycloth-type material....you can scratch your paint.
     
  3. GrassHopper

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    Ummm, yes, use soap.


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  5. Mr. Bryan

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    :ugh: yes. go to AutoZone and buy some car wash concentrate. DO NOT use dish soap.
     
  6. Eclipsi

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    Uh... it's kinda pointless to wash without soap. Be careful tho. If you have a nice coat of wax, and are only washing to remove minor dirt, be careful on the soap you use because it'll eat off the wax!
     
  7. Dekap

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    That was my question , Thanks Kenwood :)
     
  8. Mr. Bryan

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    I use KIT Carwash. It has a small amount of carnuba wax in it. I like it a lot.
     
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    Yes, you'll want to use soap. Go to AutoZone or anyplace like that and purchase the cheapest vehicle soap you can find; it's all the same.
     
  10. GArbaGe Man

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    ownz all! :big grin:
     
  11. VBGOD

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    That's what I use.

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  12. vudoodoodoo

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    Water + Meguiar's Gold Class car wash + wash mitt + Absorber = nice clean car.
     
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  14. +california clay bar :bigthumb:
     
  15. vudoodoodoo

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    I hate clay bar. Fuckin pain in the ass!!!
     
  16. addifan

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    But it's worth the trouble.
     
  17. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    That is what I use for paint prep, but for waxing, I've switched to P21S, which is also sold at Harley dealers as S100-and get this...it's $10 less for the same exact thing!

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  18. Jackhole

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    That's your new choice instead of the #26?
     
  19. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Yep. It only costs $5 more (when compared to a 16 oz bottle-a gallon costs me about $26) and one 6.2 oz jar looks like it will wax a minimum of 30 cars, based on my current usage.

    If there is no shade though, I will stick with #26. Seems to work better in direct sun.
     

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